Poet Carson Holtz is selling and signing copies of his poetry book Saturday

Poet Carson Holtz is selling and signing copies of his poetry book Saturday

Local poet spreads the word

Vernon's Carson Holtz signs copies of his new book of poetry at Coles book store in the Village Green Centre on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Vernon’s Carson Holtz  has some things he’s wanted to get off his chest, so the musician and budding poet has been writing it all down.

The outgoing  32 year old, who lives with FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder), has just published his second book of poetry.

Entitled My Book of Life, the 42-page, self-published book features both past and recent writings and also has a colour cover and black and white illustrations inside.

“There are five themes that I cover in the book: life, love, Christian, friendship and random. I have written five poems from each theme,” said Holtz. “I was inspired by the words alone, and how words are powerful and can be used for good.”

Holtz, who also free-style raps, is selling and signing copies of his poetry book Saturday at the Coles book store in the Village Green Centre on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.